Tour includes the following cities and villages:
Tour overview :
Your driver will be picking you up from the airport and taking you either to your hotel where you can get some rest first and then take you on a tour to the Hassan ll mosque which is considered to be the largest religious monument in Morocco and the 7th in the world with the tallest minaret at 210 meters.
Dinner is served at your hotel or riad in Casablanca.
CASABLANCA – MEKNES – VOLUBILIS - FES
Our next destination is Meknes, one of the imperial cities of Morocco.
After enjoying your breakfast at your hotel your driver will be picking you up and starting today’s journey.
Meknes is considered to be the achievements of one of the supreme Sultans in the history of Morocco, “Moulay Ismail”.
Through this visit you will be getting the chance to discover all what this imperial city has to offer with its several tall minarets, massive extension of walls and monumental gates passing through Bab el Khemis and the old medina to get to the Islamic cemetery which takes us to the entrance of the old Mellah or like it’s known “the Jewish Quarter”, and before leaving Meknes we will be stopping by one of the most important and beautiful gateway of the city which is Bab el Mansour.
Before you arrive to Fes where you will be spending the night your driver will be expanding your journey by a rich and exotic stop at the Roman ruins of Volubilis or as it’s referred to it now by “Oualili”.
It was recently recognized by the UNESCO as a world heritage site for its breathtaking archeological sites standing still and proving the greatness of the Roman Empire ornamented with stunning mosaics and colorful strips.
FES (GUIDED VISIT OF THE OLD MEDINA)
After enjoying your breakfast in your hotel or riad you will have your guide taking you on a guided tour of the old medina of Fes which will be one fascinating experience on its own since the old medina is the largest and oldest dynamic square in the world.
You will be given the opportunity to visit the royal palace which is the oldest and largest in Morocco, then head to the Jewish quarter.
Something fascinating about this place called “Mellah” is that it is officially the first Jewish quarter in Morocco and its fortified walls are standing still until now a days.
During your tour you will be given a whole historical idea concerning the Jewish dynasty that has lived in this imperial city starting since the 14th century and more specifically since the year of 1438 when the first Mellah was officially established.
Our next stop will be the Tanneries after we cross the fruits and vegetables outdoor market while witnessing the locals buying their daily needs for their delicious cooking.
Then we take you to the Quaraouine University which is the oldest existing, continually operating and the first degree Awarding educational institution in the world according to the UNESCO and Guinness World Records.
Your tour will include The Moulay Idriss Mausoleum and the Nejarine Square.
Our discovery of the old part of the medina of Fes doesn’t stop here so we will take you through the Attarine streets where you will be captivated by the diversity of the scents of oils and spices, you will also get the chance to witness a demonstration of the making of modern and traditional carpets and scarves in a local carpet manufacturing before we take you to The Madrasa Bou Inania widely acknowledged as a great example of the Merinid architecture.
EXCURSION TO SEFROU / BHALIL (HALF DAY)
Free morning so you can wonder around the old city of Fez before you start your new journey of the day.
Your destination is El Bhalil, a town in the north of Morocco situated on the side of a hill 6 km northwest of Sefrou which is famous for its typical cave houses located in the old part of the town, and for its blend of colored homes, linked together by a network of bridges.
Some of the cave houses in Bhalil are routinely open to tourists to visit, but are rapidly disappearing as the village modernizes.
Once your tour is over your driver will be heading back with you to fez where you will get to relax and enjoy a nice dinner to get ready for our next destination.
FES - MIDDLE ATLAS- ERFOUD- RISSANI - MERZOUGA
Today we will be taking you on a whole other level of travelling experience since our next destination is the unique Moroccan desert starting by Merouga.
We will be making a stop in Midelt which is considered to be a neat break between Fez and the desert and where you will be enjoying lunch so that way you will get to take a break from the road and get refreshed to keep going to Merzouga.
The landscape offers some breathtaking views, especially of the eastern High Atlas.
On our way you will be crossing the spectacular Middle Atlas Mountains through Imouzegh, Ifran or the Switzerland of Morocco.
We will also be stopping at one amazing spot considered to be the home of the monkeys “Macaque” in the cedar forest and other sights which your driver will offer you the chance to visit so you can get a better idea of the amazing sites our beautiful Morocco has to offer.
You will be amazed by all the architectural landscapes that cover most of the villages we will be passing by like the Ziz Valley, Errachidia and Erfoud before getting to our last stop which is Merzouga of course where you will be spending the night.
MERZOUGA - RISSANI AND OVER NIGHT STAY IN A LUXURY TENT
After breakfast you will get the chance to wonder on your own in the Merzouga desert before we take you on one amazing journey to Rissani where you will be having lunch.
This is considered to be a special treat on its own since you will be living one friendly local experience with the locals of the region and enjoying with them one of their signature meals which is “El Medfouna”.
After our late lunch we will head back to Merzouga where you will be spending the night, but this time you are in for something totally different since you will be welcomed by a local guide who will take you on a camel trekking to enjoy one amazing sunset through the sand dunes to get to your camp where your dinner will be served under the countless stars of the desert and assisting a one of a kind folkloric show played by the locals.
You will be spending the night in luxury tent under the stars, a one of a lifetime experience that you won’t forget.
MERZOUGA – SKOURA
So you can enjoy one amazing sunrise over the dunes we suggest you to wake up a little early this morning.
Another camel trekking is waiting for you this morning to get you back to your hotel in Merzouga so you can get refreshed and get ready to head to Skoura where you will be spending the night.
Once on road we will be hitting the heart of Jbel Sarhro called the Todgha Gorges where you will be having lunch with a local Berber family and getting you the chance to live one typical neighboring experience.
Depending on our time and also the weather we might be making a quick stop at a small village called Ait Ouzzine to enjoy a sip of tea with the locals but we might have to continue our journey and skipping this step but of course your day will be full of excitement and other fun stuff to experience.
Afterwards your driver will be taking you through the Daraa Valley on road to Sekoura Palmary so you can catch sunset.
This road is used to be the way the old caravans used to transport dates and other dried fruits and handcrafts jewels to Marrakech.
SKOURA – (DADES VALLEY DISCOVERY)
After breakfast you will have the opportunity to discover more about Skoura and what it has to offer, you will get the chance to find out more about the Valley of roses.
Skoura is a beautiful fertile Oasis, 35 km east of Ouarzazate in the Dades valley, or Valley of a thousand Kasbahs as it is known.
Running along the edges of its two seasonal rivers, its appearance can be deceptive as it runs mainly to the north of the main road,
However once you get off the road you discover that Skoura is very large and that what appeared to be just a line of trees is actually a huge and flourishing oasis, perfect for long peaceful and mesmerizing walks.
Your tour will continue onward to the Valley of roses where you will get to enjoy some time with the locals and learn more about this fascinating place and how this small region is actually the main producer of Rose water you find all over the Moroccans cities and villages and which is used for other products as well as hand and body soaps, cream, oil, perfumes and dried rose flowers.
Once your tour is over you will be taken back to a riad in the heart of Sekoura where you will be spending the night and enjoying a nice charming dinner to get you ready for your next day.
SKOURA - OUARZAZAZATE - AIT BENHADDOU - MARRAKECH
After breakfast in your riad in Sekoura we will be heading to Ouarzzate through the Tizin Tichka pass, making a stop at the Ait ben Hadou Kasbah so you can enjoy more of the vast Moroccan desert.
Nicknamed the door of the desert, Ouarzazat is primarily occupied by Berbers who constructed many of the prominent Kasbahs and buildings for which the area is known.
It has become an important holiday destination in Morocco and a base for excursions across the Draa Valley and Ait Benhaddou that has become a UNESCO World Heritage Site and which you will be visiting today as well.
The Ouarzazate studios area is one of the largest movie studios in the world in terms of land and a famous location for film making which has invited many international companies to work here and film several historical movies including Mission Cleopatra, Lawrence of Arabia, The Man Who Would Be King, Kingdom of Heaven and Babel.
You will be spending the night and having dinner in your riad or hotel in Marrakech.
MARRAKECH (PRIVATE GUIDED VISIT)
After having your breakfast in your hotel or riad you will have your guide picking you up and taking you on one amazing historical tour of Marrakech which includes the Majorelle Gardens, El Koutoubia Mosque, the Jewish Mellah or quarter, and The Saadians Tomb to end your tour with.
So like it was mentioned above, your tour will start by the Majorelle Garden which is one of the most visited sites in Morocco. It took French painter Jacques Majorelle (1886-1962) forty years of passion and dedication to create this delightful garden in the heart of the “Ochre City”.
In 1947 he opened his gardens to the public and, through this period he also painted a glorious ceiling at The Mamounia hotel.
Afterwards we will be heading to The Koutoubia Mosque which is the largest one in Marrakesh; the mosque is ornamented with curved windows, a band of ceramic inlay, and decorative arches with a large plaza overflowing with magnificent gardens.
Once we finish with this historical mosque we will head to the Jewish quarter or Mellah Founded in 1558 by Moulay Abdallah, your guide will be walking you through this entire district and giving you a full resume concerning the history of this area personifying the Jewish culture and presence in Morocco.
Your tour will continue on to the Saadian Tomb which dates back to the Sultan Ahmad al-Mansur (1578-1603) and which were only discovered in 1917.
Once discovered they were restored by the Beaux-Arts service and because of the beauty of their decoration, they have been a major attraction for visitors in Marrakech.
Once your tour is over you will head back to your Riad or Hotel and have the rest of the day free to wonder around the streets of Marrakech or just relax.
MARRAKECH - CASABLANCA AIRPORT
Drop off at your departure airport.